13 years graduating from United Way Leadership St. Joseph | Life


On December 9, 13 people graduated from the 2021 United Way Leadership St. Joseph class, and the 2021 United Way Leadership St. Joseph Distinguished Officer was appointed.

Mary Beth Revels was the 2021 recipient of the Centraide Leadership Award of St. Joseph Distinguished Leader. The award is presented each year to an individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership in a professional and / or voluntary setting. Since graduating from United Way Leadership St. Joseph in 2005, Revels has been committed to improving the community of St. Joseph.

She is a past President of the Cotillion for Achievement and currently sits on the Board of Directors as President of Public Relations. A long-time Rotary member, Revels has served as president of downtown Rotary and is a member and past president of a PEO Sisterhood group. She is also a long-time member of the Runcie Club and is its first vice-president. Revels is also an elder in her church and an Eastern Star-worthy matron.

In addition to being director of the St. Joseph Public Library, Revels has served as president of the Missouri Library Association and of the Grand River Library Conference.

The members of the 2021 group are: Brittany Beaver, Commerce Bank; Tyson Dahlgrin, Altec Industries, Inc .; Barkley Herner, Mosaic Life Care; Amy Mathias, 139th Airlift Wing; Joanne Mussey, St. Joseph Convention and Tourism Bureau; Katie Shewmaker, American family mutual insurance company; Amanda Swanson, Children’s Hospital of Mercy; Glen Taylor, Mosaic Life Care; Ashley Vidal, St. Joseph Country Club (sponsored by the St. Joseph Junior League); Kelsey Weber, Saint-Joseph Public Library; Bonny Wheeler, Hillyard, Inc .; Matthew Wilson, Preferred Pest Control, LLC; and Heather Zeigler, Progressive Community Services.

United Way Leadership St. Joseph has been developing the skills of individuals to become effective leaders since 1982. The total number of graduates of United Way Leadership St. Joseph is now 948. This one-year program helps build a network of people trained willing to engage in leadership and service with a better understanding of the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community.


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